:ial Service* to Be
Held Sunday For
Local churches and many
'ihurchea In rural commun'tios
■ ire planning Christmas services
or the holiday soison.
In the Wllkeshoros the Chrlst-
'naa services will. be held on Sun-
ly, December 20.
A special progmm ot Christmas
“music will be presented by the
>rholr of the First Baptist church
a vesper service this Sunday
afternoon at 6:00 o’clock. Candle
light will be an impressive fea
ture ot the service, together with
seasonal decorations. Mrs. An-
'drow Kilby, choir director at the
First Boptlst church, will be In
.charge of the musical program,
and Miss Ruby Blackburn will be
the accompanist at the organ con
The order of service tor the
[ program is as follows:
“Silent Night.’’ Gruber. Choir;
"Watchman. Tell Us Ot The
Night,” Mason, Choir. Miss Lucile
Casey, Soloist: Prayer; Woman’s
Choruses: "Un Flambeau, Jean
nette, Isabelle', Old Provencpl
Noel: ‘‘Sing We Noel”. French
Carol of 16th Century; Offertory;
"O Little Town of Bethlehem’’,
HMdlteger, Choir; "Rise Up.
sn^rd. And Follow,” Stickles,
^latmas Plantation Song). Wo-
Chorjwi.. "Manr'a ._I4ttle
Only Six More
Shopping Days *Til Christmas
Only six shoppms; days
remain before Christmas.
Already Christmas buying
has exceeded in volume that
of any season to this date.
But North Wilkesboro
stores have the go^^ds, and in
great variety for those who
wait no longer to select
Fortunate for the buying
public in this part of the
state, North Wilkesboro
merchants anticipated the
heavy holiday demand for
merchandise and stocked ac
Many merchants here stijl
have for sale items whicn
are no longer manufactured
because of the need for ma
terials and labor in the war.
But there will be no more
of those items when present
stocks are exhausted. _
Santa Claus is going to
visit numerous people this
year after filling his pack at
North Wilkesboro stores.
Men May Volunteer
NOW IN AFRICA
For Navy, Marines
jemarest. Choir; "Hallelu
Jah Chorus (from "The Messiah’’)
Handel, arranged by Warhurst for
women’s voices); Benediction.
An Invitation is extended to the
J hllc to attend the vesper pro-
hn of Christmas music this
[ Sunday afternoon.
Whtte Christmas will be ob-
J served at the church on Sundry
f evening, five o’clock. The public
has a cordial invitation to this
: special service.
Christmas treat will be dis-
; tributed at the Sunday school
hour and. at 11 o’clock Rev. How-
’ ard Ford will begin his pastorate
of the church and fill the pulpit.
RaVMr. Ford has just completed
hls^ three-year course at the
Southwestern Baptist Seminary at
Fort Worth. Texas. He was ball
ed as pastor of the Wilkesboro
church several weeks ago.
Christmas will be the theme at
Sunday school and a Christmas
treat will be given the children.
U Rev. J. W. Foster, of Mount
►(Airy, will fill the pulpit Sunday
inmoming, 11 o'clock, at the North
Wilkesboro Presbyterian church.
_The evening servicie at 7: SO
ibe a Christmas program. The
flc hc.8 a cordial invitation to
At The Library
New publications have been re
ived for the war Information
nter at the Wilkes County Pub-
; Library, which Is located In
s town hall building.
Included In the list are the fol-
iring. A Graphic history of the
ir; report of rubber survey com-
ittee: how to keep •warm and
ve fuel; Latin America—Its
ople, resources, problems and
are In the war: the role of the
use building Industry; the of-
islve phase—General Smut’s
itoric speech to members of the
o houses of Parllement on Oc-
'er 21, 1942; a manual of law
t>e used by advisory boards of
a: Elmer Davis’ address
tr Information and MUl-
curlty”: "Selective Service
ttentlon Is called to the fact
: the library will be closed on
lay Ud Saturday, December
ilor—Dad. can you help me
. this problem
Uber—^I could son, but I don't
it would be right.
jlo, 4 dost autipose it
^ a emck at It and
Until February 1 Selec
tive Service boards will
handle enlistments for the
navy, marine corps smd
coast guard on a volunteer
basis, according to regula
tions received by the two
local boards for Wilkes.
Under the temporary
plan adopted since the
stopped voluntary enlist
ments of men 18 to 38,
men wishing to enlist in
the navy, marines of coast
guard may file voluntary
enlistment papers at draft
The draft board will
put the volunteer through
the smme'proceedure as if
he were called into the ar-
mv criid give him notice to
report for induction at the
nearest recruiting station
of the branch of ^rvice
for which he is enlisting.
The volunteer will be
examined locally the same
as persons called for the
draft and his induction
papers will be drawn up.
His enlistment is, of
course, subject to the ap
proval of the Selective
Service board, which must
certify that he is not a key
man in any war industry.
Local Ration News
W I L K E Si OuP*
Men In The
Pennies Go Into
Banks; Be Used
h War Materials
Pennies, the lowly money
made from copper, are coming
out of hiding and back Into
But niitny of thf pf'imies may
not bo iiBod a# money aitS’ln.
Chopper i8 too scarce and Uncle
Sam needs copper to go Into
war materia Ik.
AH people are urged to B®*
pennies back into circulation.
Getting the pennies out of hid
ing will mean that pennies wlU
not have to be minted and all
copper mined can go Into wjir
On Tuesday .Attorney J. H.
AVTilcker. Sr„ wn.s obsetwed here
on the way to the bank ■with a
jar of pennies 5iaved from sales
Throughout the country are
large amounts of copper tried
up In children's toy banks.
The goyemment Is asking
that the pennies be taken out
and that silver money or cw-
rency be substituted.
Better still, it Is asked that
the pennies be used to buy war
stamps and bonds, thus help
ing the action in a twofold way.
I le. rrea tHitM-rt. well known
young man of the Boomer eom-
inunlty l>efor- he entered the
army, i.s now sei-rng oversea.s
with Hie .Aiiierienn expedition
ary force In Africa, accoidlng
to letters received by his wife,
who is a dnugliter of Mr. and
Mrs. M'feh Wnlsli. of Boomer,
and sisters, .Mrs. T. F. Greer, of
Boomer, and Mrs. Ki'erett .lar-
ris, of Wilke.slK)ro. ITc. Gilbert
was inducted at Fort Bragg and
ree-ived training at Fort Bel-
Scout Expansion Will Be
Continued In Wilkes As
Result Of Campaign
During the past ten days license
to wed have been Issued In Wilkes
by Register of Deeds C. C. Bidden
to the following couples: Roger
Combs and Eva John.son, both of
North Wilkesboro; William O.
Haynes and Ruth Jolnes, both of
Momvian Falls; Vergil Stanley
and Cleo Yates, both of Cricket;
Eugene Tmey, of Roarinf Rivor.
and Ophelia Byrd, or Benham;
Joseph B. Wilson, of Elkin, and
Mary B. Hodges, of Roaia: Har
old B. Trapp, of South CaroUca,
and Moselle Childress, of Rouda.
Annuel Boy Scout finance cam
paign was carried out very suc
cessfully here this week. James
M. Anderson, Wilkes district Boy
Scout chairman, said today.
As a result of the canvass Mon
day and Tuesday, the amount
mey reach $1,800, which was the
amount raised and used last ye: r,
Mr. Anderson said.
'The Wilkes district assists in
financing the Scout program for
the Old Hickory council, which
has headquarters In Winston-Sa
lem and includes several north
western North Cerolina counties.
Expansion of Scouting In
Wilkes will continue during the
coming year, Mr. Anderson said,
with formation of ne'w troops and
maintenance of present ones.
Tried In Two
Herman Lockhart In
Herman Lockhart, son of Mr.
rnd Mrs. H. M. Lockhart, of North
Wilkesboro, enlisted In the navy
at Winston-Salem December 5,
1942, was wlas assigned to active
duty December 8, at Bainbridge,
Pvt. Henry Pendergrass
At Camp Beale, Calif.
Pvt. Henry L. Pendergrass, who
was Inducted In the army on Sept.
26. 1942, was sent to Camp Walt
ers, Texas, and has been trr.ns-
ferrod to Oimp Beale, Calif. He
Is the son of Mr. and Rrs. Romie
Pendergrass of North Wilkesboro
route thrCe. He states in his lei
ster that he was well and hoped
for all his friends a merry Christ
mas and a happy new year.
Rationing boards here today
relersed the following Informa
tion of public interest relative to
various phases of rationing:
Coupons for heating oil are dif
ferent from other oil coupons.
There are two types of coupons on
e?ch sheet Issued for heating
purposes. One portion of the
sheet Is composed of coupons
marked period 1. period 2, period
3, period 4, and period 5. These
coupons are good for 10 gallons
per unit. The coupon states
whether It is one unit or more.
Coupons marked period 1, and
period 2, are now good. Period
1 coupons expire December 26.
1942 and period 2 coupons expire
January 23. 1943. You will be
notified later of the expiration
dates of other coupons. The oth
er portion of the coupon sheet Is
composed of definite value cou
pons for the purpose of making
change. These coupons have the
gallonage value stamped in the
circle. They are good during any
Stamp No. 27, of War Ration
Book No. 1, is good for 1 lb. of
coffee through January 3, 194
Mr. Ogilvie Shows
George Ogilvie, native of Scot
land, recently brought to The
Journal-Patriot office some news
papers which ho received from
'The papers, of course, show the
effect of the war, hut the papers
are doing a splendid job under
• One of the papers received by
Mr. Ogilvie is the Glasgow Herald.
It la interesting to note that
the papers there carry classified
advertisements on the front page,
which is entirely devoted to
classifieds and announcements.
BUT MORE WAR BDHD6
Clemmons Fletcher, negro
native of the Traphill com
munity, was convicted ***
Wilkes court Wednesday for
attempt to commit rape.
After short deliberation
the jury returned a verdict
of guilty, Mrs, C. C. Tharpe,
well kno-wn white woman of
the Ronda community, iden
tified Fletcher as the negro
who forcibly entered her
home on the night of No
vember 3, attempted to
criminally assault her in the
ball of the home and drag
ged her into the yard.
She said that Fletcher fled
when her cries awoke children
j sleeping upstairs in the home.
, Her husband was at Wilkesboro
' that night ^waiting news of elec
Fletcher, who had recently
completed a long prison term re
ceived for pushing a man Into hot
mash at a stlU In the tVapMU
community several years ago, wos
r crested here hy Police Chief J,
E. Walker as Fletcher was ready
to board a *us for army Induc-
! tlon. He was Identified by a finger
i bruise which Mrs. Tharpe aald
i (Continued on page right)
Pvt. Cuius Roberts
Pvt. Cuius Roberts, of ^£”'Pjonly those stamps from books Is
Blanding, Florida. I sued to persons 15 years old or
spending a ten-day furlough with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M
Roberts, of Cycle.
P'vt. Arnold EL Rhoades ,
At Camp Croft
Pvt. Arnold B. Rhoades, who
was Inducted into the army In
older are valid for coffee.
Please Note Carefully—Begin
nlng Monday, Decera'ber 21, 1942,
Ration Board offices In both
Wilkesboro and North Wilke.sborn
will open to the public at 10:00
a. m. and close tat 4:00 p. m. This
is absolutely necessary In order
was inuucieu iuiw luc jg aoBOluieiy necesoaijr lu uiuci
February, 1942, Is stetloned with ,j,at the office forces may have
a medicrl detachment at Ce>i'P|tlme to take care of correspond-
Croft, S. C. Pvt. Rhoades is a jence, filing and reports
son of Mr. and Mrs. Philo - ■ - •
Rhoades, of Hays.
Chas. Dwight Horton M. P.
At Camp Shelby
Pvt. Charles Dwight Horton,
who before his induction recent
ly was a member of the State
Highway patrol, has been assign
ed to Mllltrry Police and ,1s sta
tioner at Oimp Shelby, Miss. Hri
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G.
Horton, of North Wilkesboro,
Captain Edward Finley
Captain Edward Finley, who
had been s’atloned near Boston.
Mass., has been transferred to
Harriaborg, Pa., where he hes
been Resigned to officers’ intelli
gence school. Mrs. Finley is mak
ing her home with him In Harris
Pvt, Jay Powell It
Pvt. Jay Powell, ■who,was re
cently Inducted Into the ajmr, hy
been transfrired fro®
Phoenix. Arisona, to
Ration Board offices will be
closed December 25 and 26 for
British eighth army pur
suing Rommel’s remnants
westward across labya today
flanked a part of Ae Gor
man forces and divided
them, according to latest
ports from Cairo.
The maneuver is designed
to cut off Rommel’s forces
from joining the axis army
now fighting the American,
British and French forces
around Tunis and Bizerte.
Meanwhile, Allied air at
tacks are constant on Tunis,
Bizerte and other axis
strongholds in Tunisia. It
was apparent from reports
that a long assault by Allied
troops on axis forces is un-
minent and may already be
Russians have renewed their of
fensive operations near Stalin
grad after a .pause daring which
several German counterattacks
were thrown back with heavy
B, A. F. ASSAUl/TS RENEWED
British air forces continued
pounding targets In Germany lari
night with usual success. Several
targets in northwest Germany
were practioally devastated.
Allied troops in New Guinea to
day continued mopping up opera
tions of Japs in the vicinity of
Buna and Gona ond were wiping
out segments of a force of Jap re
inforcements which tried to land
40 miles northwest of Buna.
In the Solomons was the scene '
of good news. U. S. (l}’ing for
tresses completely wiped out a
formation of 12 Jap planes whiile
losing only one.
Land fighting on Guadalc.-’nal
was limited to patrol activity.
Pfc. Max Kilby Is
Local Boy Wounded In Bat
tle With Japs, Lieuten-
’ ant’s Letter Says
Lt. Johnson Gets
Fourth Jap Plane
First Lieut. Richard Johnston
has shot down at least four Jep
planes In combat In the Solomons
Lt. Johnston, son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. B. Johnston, of this city,
has been In the thick of the
fighting for the past few months
and has been in the South Pacific
area since February this year.
Yesterday his parents received
a letter dated December 6, which
told of hta getUng his fourth ene
Loeal Man —My motto is;
■What is worth doing Is worth do
ing well, •■'■■I
His WUe—Yes, I notice that
you make a fool of your-
Pfc. Max Kilby, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Kilby, of North Wilke*
boro, has been wounded in battle
on Guadalcanal island in the Sol
News that he was wounded was
received in a letter here by bis
father and mother from Lieut.
Geo. McConnell, a friend of Max
and who visited the family here
while Max was in training at New
Lieut. McConnell said in his let
ter that he was not with Max xit
the time he was wounded but had
learned that he was removed
from Guadalcanal to a naval hos
pital for treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. Kilby have not
received official notice of their
son’s injury from the navy depart
Pfc. Kilby is the third Wilkes
man to be wounded in battle with
the Japs on Guadalcanal. The
others were Cpl. Clarence E. Call,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Call, of
North Wilkesboro route three,
and Pfc. Maurice Marlowe, son of
Mrs. Essie Marlowe, of Pores
Knob. To date non^ of the many
Wilkes boys with the marlhes on
Guadalcanal have been killed, ac
cording to official reports wht:h
have been released.
CAR JUNK YARD
TAKEN BY U. S.
Oharleoton, S.,C.—^The automo
bile junk yard of the A. K, Brown
llotor compgay, one mile south of
Lake City, whs seined today un
der a re(jntoltlon ef the Federal
goyemment. United Staten
thorlUes-announeM .here tof^.
They Mdd the ateterlelnlto
yard woold 'he turned over.io 0m.;.
Camden Iron and MeuT erinpuy ’
whlA hu » gavenuneat oontnwt-
The ariturefU said to be th*
tint 'ef tts kind ta this area.